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Castalian Springs in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin

 
 
The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 11, 2021
1. The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  

This is one of the earliest log cabins in Sumner County dating to circa 1790, originally built near Greenfield Fort by Nathaniel Parker who was a long hunter and settler. During the French and Indian War, he served with George Washington and was a scout in the Cumberland region. In 1792 he married Mary Bledsoe, the widow of Col. Anthony Bledsoe, who was killed by Indians in 1788. In the same year, Parker brought his children from a previous marriage, from Virginia to Sumner County.

The Parker cabin is typical of hundreds of log cabins that were built in Sumner County during the pioneer years. It was the quickest and easiest way for settlers to provide their families with shelter and protection. Poplar, ash, oak and cedar trees were abundant for walls and timber framing, and roofs, and outcroppings of limestone were plentiful for which to build chimneys. Many cabins began with one room and a loft that served as a children's bedroom, though some, like the Parker cabin, were built as a "story and a half” which included a stairway built to the attic which also served as a bedroom. Later, a second log room would be added usually
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with a connecting porch or "dogtrot” as they were generally called. The cabins had split log (puncheons) or earthen floors. Shakes which were rived (split) from cedar or oak were used for the roof.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 36° 23.84′ N, 86° 19.188′ W. Marker is in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker can be reached from Hartsville Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Hartsville Pike, Castalian Springs TN 37031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Parker, Hunter and Explorer (here, next to this marker); Unsettled and Dangerous Years (here, next to this marker); A Typical Settler's Cabin (here, next to this marker); Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley (here, next to this marker); Bledsoe's Fort and Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bledsoe's Lick (about 400 feet away); A Pioneer Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Rogana (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castalian Springs.
 
The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 11, 2021
2. The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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